NRM Submits Nomination Papers For Museveni Top story

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In short
According to the Presidential Elections Act, a presidential aspirant is required to collect a minimum of 100 signatures from at least 75 districts each, or two thirds of the 112 districts in the country.

President Yoweri Museveni's nomination forms have been submitted to the Electoral Commission by the National Resistance Movement (NRM) officials.

The party's top leaders returned the forms led by Rose Namayanja, NRM National Treasurer and Deputy Secretary General, Richard Todwong.

For close to three hours, EC officials sorted the files presented by the NRM officials and recorded the districts where the party had traversed to collect the signatures.

According to the Presidential Elections Act, an aspirant is required to collect a minimum of 100 signatures from at least 75 districts each, or two thirds of the 112 districts in the country.

Speaking shortly after submitting the documents, Namayanja said the party got signatures from voters from all the districts and faced challenges in restraining some of the party supporters from signing the forms.

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By press time, five out of the 49 presidential aspirants had returned their nomination papers. They include Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) flag bearer, Kizza Besigye, former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi and Independent Joseph Elton Mabirizi.

Electoral Commission spokesperson, Jotham Taremwa says the Commission will not extend the October 29 deadline for returning of forms.

 

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Olive Eyotaru
Olive Eyotaru is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Eyotaru has been a URN staff member since February 2015.

Eyotaru started practising journalism while still studying at Uganda Christian University. She was a reporter with Ultimate Media Consult Ltd between 2005 and 2007.

In 2009, Eyotaru joined Monitor Publications Limited, under KFM Radio as a parliamentary and business reporter. Consequently, Eyotaru started writing for the Daily Monitor newspaper until January 2015, when she moved to URN.

She is interested in reporting about politics, health, human rights, business and sports.